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Women’s D3 roundup: Bryn Mawr triumphs in first game in 717 days; Haverford, Ursinus, Widener, Gwynedd Mercy, Immaculata win

Sunday, 27th February 2022

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 2/27/22
From Press Releases

After a 717-day hiatus since their last intercollegiate contest, the Bryn Mawr women’s lacrosse team finally got back on the field Saturday, storming back from a deficit with five goals in the third quarter to claim a 10-7 victory over Neumann.

Sierra Hamilton and Camille Franklin paced the Bryn Mawr offense with four and three goals, respectively, while Jessica Calloway made 13 saves on the day. The Owls defense really stiffened in the second half, allowing just three goals over the final two quarters to take the three-goal victory.

Brylin Adams and Lindsay Fagan paced the Neumann attack with three goals apiece, while Jayana Murray (Collingswood-NJ) also scored for the 0-1 Knights.

Kaitlyn Klitchko

Immaculata 18, Eastern 6

The Mighty Macs (1-1) earned their first victory of the season.

Kaitlyn Klitchko (Bishop Eustace-NJ) led the Macs in scoring with five goals and one assist while Liza Laxton (West Deptford-NJ) had eight points overall, scoring four goals and adding four assists.

Ellie Pruitt had a goal and an assist and six draw controls for Eastern (0-1).

Ursinus 11, Albright 9

Freshmen Maeve Leonzi (Parkland) and Grace Lynch (Moorestwn) both scored three goals as the Bears held on for a victory over Albright.

With the win, the Bears improved to 1-1 overall and earned their first win since April of 2019. Meanwhile, the Lions drop to 0-2 overall.

Six different Bears scored, including Leonzi and Lynch both scoring hat tricks in just their second career collegiate games. Junior Alexa Machado (Pennridge) earned the win in goal with 15 saves while Lions goalkeeper Jessica Sedor suffered the loss after making four saves on 15 shot attempts.

Haverford 13, Montclair State 10

The Fords (1-0) toppled a tough Montclair State (0-1) team, ranked No. 19 in the Nike/U.S. Lacrosse Magazine poll to open their 2022 campaign. The Fords used a dominating fourth period to pull away from the hosts for good in the first ever meeting between the two sides. Haverford was opening the season outside of Pennsylvania for the first time since 2008.

Roma Hladky and Tiffany Mikulis each tallied hat-tricks to lead the Fords in the contest. Julia Curran and Sam Silverman also added to the scoring, netting two goals apiece. Katharine Ference registered a trio of assists, beautifully setting up her teammates throughout the game in a strong showing on the attack line. Senior Hannah Lopez also tallied two assists.

Gwynedd Mercy 19, Keystone 6

The Griffins (3-1) continued their strong start as Laura Pelczar (Franklin Towne Charter) finished with career-highs in goals (4) and assists (3), as well as 11 ground balls, four draw controls, and six caused turnovers. Meleah Hoats tied her career-high in points (6) with two goals and four assists and had two ground balls and two caused turnovers. Junior midfielder Damali Teagle (Central) collected seven draw controls, three goals, three ground balls, and two caused turnovers. Seydel Acuna totaled three goals while totaling four ground balls, a draw control, and a caused turnover. Sophomore attack Kristin Varilla (North Penn) was also a major contributor for the Griffins with four points (3 goals, 1 assist), three ground balls, and a caused turnover.

Widener 12, Swarthmore 9

Amber Bretz scored four goals and added three draw controls and Jamie DeHaven (Williamston-NJ) adeed three while Katie Ward (Springfield-Delco) scored twice for the Pride (2-0).

For Swarthmore (0-1), Helena Irvine had three goals, an assist and five draw controls and Sophie Finkelstein scored twice.

DeSales 8, Juniata 7
Christopher Newport 18, Moravian 11
Merchant Marine 13, Arcadia 2

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